WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update
In the NHL playoffs, the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals are tied at two games apiece in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals after the Blueshirts posted their second straight 4-3 win at Madison Square Garden. Elsewhere, it was Boston over Toronto 4-3. Los Angeles beat St. Louis 3-2 and Anaheim defeated Detroit 3-2.
Checking baseball news, in the American League, Minnesota cruised ahead of Boston 15-8. Red Sox slugger David Ortiz went 0 for 5 with two strikeouts and three groundouts to snap his 27-game hitting streak. Baltimore won against Kansas City 5-3. Oakland fell to Cleveland 4-3. Tampa Bay beat Toronto 10-4 and Houston beat the Angels 3-1.
Checking interleague play, the White sox doubled up the Mets 6-3. The Yankees lost to Colorado 3-2. Seattle topped Pittsburgh 2-1. Washington passed Detroit 3-1 and Texas won against Milwaukee 4-1.
In the National League, Cincinnati fell to Atlanta 7-2. St. Louis trumped the Cubs 5-4. San Diego shut out Miami 1-0. San Francisco beat Philadelphia 4-3 and Arizona beat the Dodgers 3-2.
In the NBA playoffs, the Heat blew out Chicago 115-78. LeBron James finished with 19 points. Elsewhere, Golden State slid past San Antonio 100-91. Klay Thompson scored 34 points.
In other sports news, three-time All-Pro Ronde Barber is retiring after a 16-year career with the Buccaneers that included a Super Bowl title and five Pro Bowl appearances.
Bethlehem High School senior Victor Fox fired a 3-under-par 69 to win medalist honors in the local qualifier at the Albany Country Club. He’s one step closer on a path to the U.S. Open and advances to next month's 36-hole sectional qualifier in Purchase.
The UAlbany women’s softball team takes on Stony Brook today at 1 p.m. in the America East Conference.
David Moyes is expected to take over as the new manager of Manchester United.
Finally, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ has been released from a Florida hospital, a day after he was hit on the head by a line drive.
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